Today's News

  • Kentucky State Police Memorial Service Honors Fallen Troopers
  • Williamstown City Council to recommend N. Main St. traffic light be reactivated

    The Williamstown City Council approved City Attorney Jeff Shipp to craft a letter to the Kentucky Highway Department recommending the reopening of the traffic light at the intersection of North Main Street and Baton Rouge Road in front of Tractor Supply.

    The intersection is a high traffic area, and a large volume of vehicles trying to exit the parking lot has caused congestion at times.

  • Dry Ridge passes water rate hike

    The Dry Ridge City Council approved an increase in water rates during a May 23 special meeting.
    The council previously discussed several options about the exact amount of the increase, even holding first readings on two separate rate increases.
    However, council members decided to look at the rates again during a meeting last week to create a new rate structure that breaks pricing into three different tiers depending on how much water a customers uses per month.

  • Morgan named Grant County superintendent

    Grant County Schools is removing the interim tag from Matt Morgan, who will be the district’s new superintendent.
    A Grant County native, Morgan had been serving as interim superintendent since Ron Livingood retired mid-year at the end of December.  

  • Teen shoots self after standoff with police

    A Williamstown male juvenile died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound after a confrontation with local law enforcement officers on May 21.
    Kentucky State Police Trooper David Jones said that both Dry Ridge and Williamstown police departments responded to a call at about 9:15 p.m. of a young man, listed as missing, who was a potential danger to himself.

  • 2016 GCHS grad dies in accident

    A 2016 Grant County High School graduate was killed after possibly being hit by a vehicle near Grant County Foods on Dixie Highway in Dry Ridge on May 21. Grant County Coroner Bob McDaniel confirmed that 19-year-old Logan Michael Cooper of Dry Ridge was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner Doug Clifton at 4:15 a.m.

  • Sheriff’s Office warns of risks of sexting after multiple student arrests

    The Grant County Sheriff’s Office is spreading information about the risks of sexting after several Grant County Middle and High school students were charged with possessing and circulating child pornography on May 16.
    The sheriff’s office arrested four middle and two high school students, who were charged with possessing and promoting child pornography, according to Grant County Sheriff Chuck Dills.

  • GC Conservation requests Arbor Day tree photos

    For over 30 years the Grant County Conservation District has partnered with organizations such as the Grant County Solid Waste 109 Board and the Grant County 4-H Council to distribute around 3,000 Arbor Day trees a year to the five elementary schools located in Grant County.  
    The Grant County Conservation District is trying to find Arbor Day trees that were planted and still living.

  • Storms cancel Relay, committee to reschedule event

    The Grant County Relay for Life committee will meet on May 23 to reschedule the annual event at the Grant County Park after the event was canceled on May 19 due to severe weather. Relay for Life Chairperson Jamie Baker said the event will likely be rescheduled for June.

  • The high cost of freedom

    Every year in early June, we remember the anniversary of the Normandy invasion of World War II commonly called D-day. By the way, the “D” simply stands for whatever day a military assault is planned. For example; D-3 meant three days before a D-Day, while D+7 meant seven days after a D-Day.
    On June 6, 1944, America and her allies engaged in one of the most significant military operations of the 20th century. I have been personally touched by war and have a deep appreciation for the service and sacrifice that men and women give to protect our country.